Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gd (MDKSA-2007:122)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25516


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw in libgd2 was found by Xavier Roche where it would not correctly validate PNG callback results. If an application linked against libgd2 was tricked into processing a specially crafted PNG file, it could cause a denial of service scenario via CPU resource consumption.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25516

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-122.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/14

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gd-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gd2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gd2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64gd2-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgd2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgd2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libgd2-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2756

BID: 24089

MDKSA: 2007:122